Britain’s oldest working mill faces closure

Britain’s oldest working mill may be forced to close if the owners can’t raise £125,000 by June. The Winchester City Mill, which dates back to 1086, is in need of urgent repair due to flood damage. The National Trust which owns the property is aiming to raise the funds through a series of events such […]

City council fights air pollution

Opposition groups in Winchester are calling for the council to tackle city centre pollution, after it was found to be amongst the worst in Hampshire. But the council has launch a public consultation on an Air Quality Action Plan (AQAP) which aims to reduce emissions. Cllr Jan Warwick, portfolio holder for environment, said that the actions put […]

New leader elected to Winchester City Council

Councillor Caroline Horrill has been elected as the new leader of Winchester City Council. The election for a new leader came after Stephen Godfrey resigned from the role due to “pressures and obligations” coming his way. In a statement from Winchester City Council, Cllr Horrill said: “We must adopt a new business-minded, innovative and entrepreneurial […]

New Forest ponies may be enclosed for the first time

Wild New Forest ponies are set to be “treated as farm animals” if a controversial proposal goes through. Hampshire’s councillor Ken Thornber wants to fence in roaming animals in the New Forest. The idea of the fences is to stop the number of road accidents in the New Forest  – 63 animals killed and 35 […]

Passengers face second day of delays due to freezing fog

Passengers in Southampton Airport are facing a second day of disruption due to freezing fog. Hundreds of passengers had their flights cancelled yesterday as visibility was severely reduced due to thick fog. Southampton Airport has not cancelled any flights today but has warned travellers to expect delays. A spokesperson for the airport said: “We’re expecting […]